05/31/2006 12:00AM

Fairmount track report


With 29 more wins than his nearest competitor through Monday's card, Ralph Martinez is well on his way to securing another Fairmount Park training title. The race for second place, however, is a little tighter, with four trainers within four wins of each other. Tom Trione Jr., currently second with 22 victories, enjoyed a nice evening last Friday, saddling three consecutive winners, including Settler ($47.20) in the featured eighth race, a second-level allowance.

* Denoun N Deverb was one of the leading statebred 3-year-old filly sprinters in Illinois in 2005 when she won 6 of 8 starts, including the $100,000 Powerless Handicap at Hawthorne on Illinois Festival of Champions Day last November. The road has been much tougher this season, and last Saturday Denoun N Deverb lost her third straight in the featured optional claimer to Dependability ($10.40).

Dependability, who struggled in conditioned claimers on the Kentucky and Florida circuits for trainers Bill Mott and Eddie Plesa Jr., was privately acquired by leading owner Louis O'Brien this spring and has since won three straight at Fairmount, including two high-end optional claimers.

* Last Hoot, who captured her debut by more than seven lengths on May 13, made it two in a row in the $14,560 Ombre Rose Handicap for 3-year-old fillies, the feature on the special Memorial Day program. Last Hoot ($6.20) drew off under Vicente Flores to win by 5 1/2 lengths.